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Space Oddity, Spaceman, Major Tom. The Temper Fact Checker sends up 99 Luftballons to answer ein paar Fragen, doch about one Chinese label going against all oddities. BOUNDARYLESS: Check!

Who?

The very brand name BOUNDARYLESS since 2017 delivers the underlying significance of the ethos sewn throughout the label’s collections, representing a vision of breaking the rules of limitation such as the concepts of Border, Gender, Season, and Age.

It goes along with the designer Guo Xian’s (郭娴 in Chinese) core code that is A-gender Style, mirroring the BOUNDARYLESS unisex fashion philosophy and thus gender-arbitrary wearables.

Lusting for freedom and achieve individual identity, there’s never been a better time to be your true self.

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What?

With every season that comes and goes, Guo devotes a great amount of time and effort to combining fashion design with artistic creation, conveying the designer’s attitude relaxed and cheerful attitude toward aesthetics and fashion itself.

The label’s garments host a range of adjustable and layering options allowing the wearer to adjust and style the design to accommodate their own preferences. The unique silhouettes and exquisite pattern cutting, glinting graphics, and inside-the-Bowie-box illustrations make up the BOUNDARYLESS borderline iconic design elements.

The SS20 “LOVE LIFE” collection was inspired by the documentary “Plastic Ocean”. Eyeing up inspirations from nature surrounded by our everyday human lives and the status quo of our planet’s marine climate, the idea of using abstract plastic bottles and robe knots implied the ideological “No Plastic” vision. Breaking free from the polluted shackles that hem us all in.

Photographed against natural backdrops and using props from marine life, Guo’s SS20 creations are here to remind everyone of the importance to cherish and protect Mother Nature.

When?

2014: Guo takes a short course in Textile Design and Print workshop at the Chelsea College of Arts — University of Arts, London;

2015: Guo’s second year at London College of Fashion (LCF) sees her participate in both the “Liberty London” Japanese culture show and the Alexander Mcqueen new line’s research and design;

2016: Guo graduate with a BA in Fashion Design and Development from LCF and wins the LCF Fashion Matters Undergraduate Final Project Award;

2017: Guo sets up her independent fashion brand BOUNDARYLESS and joins the China Designer Association.

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Where?

Guo is currently based in Beijing, with her BOUNDARYLESS gear available at stockists including Shanghai’s Labelhood and TUBE showrooms.

Temper is digging deep to uncover more for all of you out there wanting to get in on the A-gender Action!

Why?

As society dismantles gender stereotypes, BOUNDARYLESS rebrands the term “genderless” to “gender-full”. A positive identity that is unique to each person, constantly evolving and inclusive of all forms of self-expression.

BOUNDARYLESS through fashion strives to express the concept of “gender-full”, breaking the boundaries of gender prejudice, designing a new, young fashion culture without prejudice, and never defined by age or gender.

Get völlig losgelöst — well, almost

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